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Joytv

Joytv
Type Broadcast television system
Country Canada
Availability Southwest BC, Winnipeg
Slogan It's all good
Owner ZoomerMedia
Launch date September 1, 2008
Dissolved Late August 2013
Official website Joytv

Joytv is a former privately held Canadian television system owned by ZoomerMedia. Joytv aired a mix of multi-faith and family-oriented programming in the form of dramas, comedies, newsmagazines, talk shows and more.

History

The Joytv system launched on September 1, 2008, and consisted of two existing television stations, CHNU-TV in Vancouver, British Columbia and CIIT-TV in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Both stations were acquired by S-VOX from Rogers Media in April 2008.

The stations had previously been branded as part of Rogers' Omni Television system prior to their purchase by S-VOX. Rogers rebranded CHNU as CHNU 10 in the fall of 2007, because the company's contemporaneous purchase of the multilingual station CHNM-TV meant that the Omni brand would eventually be moved to that station, but retained the Omni brand on CIIT. After the S-VOX purchase was finalized in the summer of 2008, CIIT was briefly rebranded as "CIIT 11" until the Joytv launch.

In June 2009, S-VOX announced it would sell its broadcasting assets, including Joytv, to ZoomerMedia, a company controlled by Moses Znaimer.[1] The sale was approved by the CRTC on March 30, 2010.[2] ZoomerMedia assumed control of the Joytv system on June 30, 2010.[3]

The system was dismantled in late August 2013 when CIIT was rebranded was "Hope TV" and all non-secular programming was dropped from the schedule. The Joytv brand continues to exist on CHNU.

Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Joytv

Television stations

City of license/market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Notes
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
(serves Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna)
CHNU-DT 66.1 (47)
Winnipeg, Manitoba CIIT-DT 35.1 (35) Until August 2013, now "Hope TV"

See also

  • Crossroads Television System, a Christian-based religious television system with similarly styled religious and secular programming, with affiliates in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta

References

External links

  • Joytv

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